Speaker Series: Privacy and the Web -- Jim Harper, director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, discussed a variety of privacy issues integral to the Internet. To watch the full video, click here. The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.
Speaker Series: One Laptop Per Child --
Laura Hosman and Bruce Baikie discussed leading, proposing and deploying projects in developing nations and in underserved and impoverished regions. Laura Hosman is assistant professor of political science in the department of social sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology. As CEO of Green WiFi, Baikie oversees the company's product design, production and implementation of solar powered ICT. To watch the full video, click here.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged -- Silicon Flatirons, ATLAS and the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program presented Brad Feld, an early stage investor who is managing directory of the Foundry Group, as the featured entrepreneur, with moderator Brad Bernthal and ATLAS Associate Director Jill VanMatre. To view the complete video, click here.
ATLAS a Gold Sponsor at Grace Hopper conference
The ATLAS Institute was once again a Gold Sponsor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, this year held from Nov. 9-12 in Portland, Ore. Fifteen women from ATLAS programs attended the conference, known as the world's largest technical conference for women and computing. The conference included presentations from industrial, governmental and academic fields; several ATLAS graduate students presented their research during conference poster sessions. ATLAS also had a booth promoting the various academic opportunities available through the institute. Above, ATLAS Director John Bennett and ATLAS Ph.D. student Leslie Dodson stand in front of a poster about Dodson's research, which focuses on Information and Communication Technology for Development.
"Vantage Points" immerses audiences in sound, animations
Black Box audiences were immersed in animated graphics during two performances of "Vantage Points" in late October. The production featured an original, immersive, multisensory exploration of abstract video and sound by artist/composer Cole Ingraham. The performance included live music, synthesized sounds and a combination of 2D and 3D animated graphics. Ingraham is a doctoral student in CU's College of Music.
"Avant Guerre" performance explores universality of war
Avant Guerre (before the war), a multimedia performance incorporating dance, film, music and fashion, was presented in the ATLAS Black Box on Nov. 17-18.
"For centuries, wars have affected countless people. In Avant Guerre, we're working to capture what all wars and all people have had in common. And show that what we experience now isnt new," said Mollie Wolf, director of the production. The performance featured 11 dancers, a cinematographer, composer/artist Albert Mathais, and choreographer/producers Mollie Wolf and Judd Tank. It was presented in conjunction with CU's Theatre and Dance department.
"Striking the Match" takes comic look at contemporary issues
Beth Osnes, an associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at CU, presented "Striking the Match," a series of original, comedic and thought-provoking short pieces inspired by contemporary social issues in a Black Box performance on Nov. 5.
Interactively, audience members got to choose from among 20 or more original pieces, thus influencing the flow of the evening and sequence of the production.
"Black & White" a multimedia coming of age story
Gabriel Masson, an assistant professor in CU's Department of Theatre and Dance, joined forces with video artist Tara Rynders, an MFA student in multimedia dance, for "Black & White," a coming of age story, on Nov. 3 in the Black Box.
The production was an original solo performance that traced the arc of boy to man through spoken word, dance, song and video. It mixed wit, audacity, sex and pop culture.
ATLAS fall graduation ceremonies set for Dec. 15
ATLAS will hold its fall graduation ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Cofrin Auditorium. Refreshments will be served following the ceremonies.
ATLAS information available on several social networks
Several ATLAS social networking sites are accessible through links at the ATLAS Web site, which is located here, or by clicking on the icons below:
A Facebook page highlighting ATLAS events and student projects. Click on the icon to visit ATLAS on Facebook. Click on the "Like" icon on the Facebook page to stay in touch with ATLAS through Facebook.
A blog, written by ATLAS staff members, about ATLAS, its programs and technologies of interest. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on blogger.
Twitter, which is highlighting ATLAS events, news and the creative works of ATLAS students. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on Twitter.
YouTube, which features video of student projects and Center for Media, Arts and Performance events. Click on the icon and subscribe to the ATLAS YouTube channel.
Flickr, featuring photos of ATLAS events, people and projects. Click on the icon and comment on ATLAS photos.